what's up with this egg?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by Barnmaradotte, Jul 28, 2011.

  1. Barnmaradotte

    Barnmaradotte Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Do today I was thinking I would maybe find an egg in the nesting box. well I did. A full size chicken egg at that. now the thing is, I believe I only have 2 hens laying and this makes the 5th egg in 6 days. My birds are very young still and did not expect an egg this big for some time. it looked really god except this on the sharp end. what causes that? there was actualy a crumbley looking piece of shell that I easily picked of right where the papery liner is exposed. so what's up? is it cause they are still young and getting going? or do I need to change the diet? they get beaver 16% layer, 6 grain scratch and free range about 4 hours a day, more on weekends.And free choice oyster shell. Any input would be great. Im new to this.
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  2. Barnmaradotte

    Barnmaradotte Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Is this thing on?!?
     
  3. Juiced10

    Juiced10 Out Of The Brooder

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    Quote:I have no answer for you as I'm new to this myself but I have to say this comment made me smile! [​IMG] Hope you find an answer soon!
     
  4. Fred's Hens

    Fred's Hens Chicken Obsessed Premium Member

    It's normal. They are young and working out the kinks in the plumbing. It takes a week or three, but they'll be fine as will the eggs. Enjoy.
     

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